Ok, I know this whole restoration kinda speeds up lately, probably because the finish is in sight… (not the end of this blog though.. :)) Today I also installed the Seat belt kit I received a few days ago.
As you have seen, the seat belt had black items on them. The OEM one was fully tan colored. I hoped this black trim would look as good as the original, and it did!!! Because the interior is heavily dominated with black items like the dashboard pad, steering wheel, heater and A/C, the black trim on the belts was a perfect fit. Maybe even better than OEM, which was as always slightly different in color as the rest of the tan trimming.
The bolts were exactly the same size as the OEM belts, so no need to swap any bolts to the newer kit. The whole kit bolted on in just a few minutes. Now i could feel the difference between the old belts and the newer ones. The newer kit had a better stop reaction and always blocked when I pulled the belt fast. The older ones didn’t. I’m confident that this was a very good investment.
See pics how it looks in my cruiser…